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Offline Shamrock

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Kong Klash 9!
« on: August 31, 2018, 11:41:12 pm »
The Vortex Arcade in Sherwood, Arkansas will be hosting Kong Klash 9 to all competitors. This event is in-person only, no online entries.

The event will be held on October 6th and 7th of 2018 with three divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, and Professional division. The doors will open for players on Saturday the 6th and Sunday the 7th at 10am. We are taking sign-ups from the time of this post until 11:45 am on the 6th. The event will start at 12pm sharp on both Saturday and Sunday. Last quarter will drop at 10:30pm on both nights. Bounties will be paid immediately as they are won. All First Place prizes will be paid in-person at the end of each tournament day.

Beginner Division: 0 - 149,000 points ($125 First Place prize)
Intermediate Division: 150,000 - 449,000 points ($250 First Place prize)
Professional Division: 450,000 - 1,247,700 points ($500 First Place prize)

Admission to the arcade is $9.25 per person and the event is free to enter. There will also be random $50 bounties throughout the tournament.

The event is planned to have 8 Donkey Kong cabinets and is also planned to be streamed with 8 cameras over-the-shoulder of players as well as a 360 degree video over the cabinets. The number of cabinets is tentative at this time as well as the streaming set-up.

If any competitors come from out of state, they will be placed in a division respective to their skill at the time of their scoreboard rankings. Any competitor not on the rankings will have the choice of which division to compete in. Competitors unsure of which division to be placed into will be given a grace period to play a few honest games and be placed into an appropriate division. It is recommended that unranked players arrive when the doors open to put a few games in. Any competitors that outperform their divisions by a large margin will be placed into the next bracket to keep play fair. THIS IS NON-DEBATABLE WHEN A JUDGE MAKES THE CALL. THE JUDGE'S CALL WILL BE FINAL. This will eliminate any suggestion of sandbagging.

I will be here on the forums to answer any and all questions about the event.

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Kong Klash 9

The Vortex Classic Arcade, 4027 E Kiehl Ave, Sherwood AR, 72120 https://www.facebook.com/thevortexarcade/

Sign-ups can be entered via The Vortex Arcade Facebook page. Please provide us with your DK Forum ranking if you are on the scoreboard.

October 6th/7th, 2018. Doors open for players at 10am. Sign-ups close at 11:45am. Event starts at 12pm sharp. 10:30pm last quarter.

$125 Beginner Division First Prize
$250 Intermediate Division First Prize
$500 Professional Division First Prize

All prizes paid out at the end of their respective days.

Hope to see you here!!
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2018, 07:41:08 am »
This is a great event.  The guys at Vortex (formerly Z82 Retrocade) are HUGE DK fans and have done nothing but pour their heart and soul into this arcade with Donkey Kong being THE GAME of focus.  Wes Copeland got his start in this tourney (won the beginners bracket). Jon McCourt (million point player) set his PB at the Kong Klash.  In November of 2015 5 current DK Kill Screeners played in the same Klash. Arkansas is a great place to visit in early October.  Look at the prize money!  The fact that newbies can earn some quick cash should tell you everything you need to know about what this arcade is doing to increase interest in competitive DK and classic gaming in general.  When all the drama blows over, and it will, we are left with the friendships and and great memories that the DKF and events like the Kong Klash have built. 
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 11:57:10 am »
Really hoping I can make this! Sounds really fun! It's a nine hour drive. But it could be a birthday present to myself!
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 06:50:44 pm »
Really hoping I can make this! Sounds really fun! It's a nine hour drive. But it could be a birthday present to myself!

We would love to have you here!!  ;D
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 08:07:44 am »
I started playing Donkey Kong about a month ago.  I live south of OKC.  Will try to make trip possibly. Hoping my game improves and I can break through to 300k soon. High score so far is 224,100. I still have some 100-150k games often. But have broke through to 150-220k. 
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 08:12:07 am »
"The Vortex Classic Arcade, 4027 E Kiehl Ave"

 <gasp>  Coincidence?  I think not.
In the summer that you came
There was something eating everyone
And the sunshine fund was low
We couldn't greet you with a simple hello
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #6 on: September 30, 2018, 08:45:26 am »
Newcomer to DK, DKF, and this arcade. Can’t wait for this event
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2018, 10:06:12 am »

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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2018, 09:46:47 pm »
Kong Klash 9 is set and ready to go! We aren't able to get the streaming like we would like this year but we will always be trying for bigger and better. $1500 in cash and prizes will be going out this weekend, cash prizes paid the day of the event! If you've got the skills, come and get these bills!!
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2018, 10:10:50 pm »
Posting pictures one at a time as they are perhaps too big!  ;D
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
Four-time defending Air Hockey Champion
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2018, 10:12:49 pm »
Giant checks too!
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
Four-time defending Air Hockey Champion
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2018, 10:19:07 pm »
Kongs are ready to go!
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
Four-time defending Air Hockey Champion
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2018, 10:20:38 pm »
Come get you a nice big trophy  ;D
All scores set at Z82 Retrocade in Sherwood AR

Galaga - 3,614,350 KS (WR Default?)
Pac-Man - 3,214,250 KS
Q*Bert - 1,506,925
U.N Squadron - 1,410,750 KS/WR(?)
Gyruss - 1,426,750
Four-time defending Air Hockey Champion
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Re: Kong Klash 9!
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2018, 11:53:54 am »
Here is the LIVE Youtube Link for todays Broadcast from Kong Klash 9 at Vortex Arcade in Sherwood, AR
Donkey Kong: 834,100 KS! 11/20/18
Donkey Kong High Score: 849,400 11/22/2019
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